THE OFFENSIVE KING
Mark 6:1-6 NASB
1Jesus went out from there and came into His hometown; and His disciples followed Him. 2 When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.” 5 And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He wondered at their unbelief. And He was going around the villages teaching.
- Recruit 6:1-2
- Reject 6:3
- Relapse 6:4-6
- Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Have you ever tried to recruit Jesus to help you get what you want? Do you ever find yourself trying to enlist Him to help you write your story?
- Why did His hometown reject Him? Why did He underwhelm them? In what ways are we too familiar and underwhelmed by Jesus?
- How did their rejection of Jesus impact their families and community? How does our unbelief impact our families and community?